Gloria R. Denny

Sharon, Vt. — Gloria R. Denny, 78, of Sharon, Vt., died Thursday evening, Oct. 10, 2013, at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H.

She was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Bethel, Vt., the daughter of Vincente and Eva (Fumagali) Cruz. She was raised in Bethel, and moved to Champagne, Ill., then Newport, Vt. in 2001, and finally to Sharon in 2010. Gloria served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and was married to Billy Denny in Champagne in 1967, and had worked as an accountant for Ward & Martin Auto Dealership while in Illinois. She enjoyed playing cards, doing puzzles, and collecting salt and pepper shakers.

Survivors include her brothers, Robert Cruz and wife Sarah, of Sharon, Harry Sargent Jr., of Bethel, and Henry Sargent and wife Pauline, of Sanford, Maine; sisters, Marjorie Mazzatelli, of Bombay, N.Y., and Shirley Bolonawski, of Sterling Heights, Mich. She was predeceased by her husband; and by sisters, Ramona Davis and Katherine Bollman.

Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19th, at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. Private burial will be at a later date in Homer, Ill. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Online condolences may be left at